Special Operations Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) Operations requiring unique modes of employment, tactical techniques, equipment and training often conducted in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive environments and characterized by one or more of the following: time sensitive, clandestine, low visibility, conducted with and/or through indigenous forces, requiring regional expertise, and/or a high degree of risk.
- related special operations-peculiar
In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-05: Special Operations, updated July 2014 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
Random Military Term
More Military Terms:
- destruction fire
- external audience
- airborne assault
- weapons readiness state
- Joint Doctrine Planning Conference
Or: View Dictionary of Military Acronyms